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Friday, 27 November 2009

My first Easel Card

For the card making class this week, I decided that we'd have a go at making an easel card. Everyone seems to be making them in Blogland, and I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon too. My Mum, who is a little hard of hearing, thought that I was making an 'eagle' card, but that's another matter. Maybe we could have a go at one of those next week! Anyway, I followed the instructions from the Whiff of Joy Tutorial Blog which was really helpful. I used a Whiff of Joy stamp for my main image, and a little Whiff of Joy sentiment to prop the card open too. The scrapbook paper that I have used was from a huge Christmas stack that I bought last year at a greatly reduced price. I have tons left, so I am using it up gradually. I love these little gnome stamps from Whiff of Joy, I bought the whole lot, as I thought that they were so cute. This is the first one that I have used, but I shall certainly be inking the others up pretty soon.

It's my birthday on Tuesday, so Megan is coming home on Sunday for a flying visit, which is lovely. She is bringing all of her washing home which is not so lovely. She is also bringing her new boyfriend home to meet us. I'm practising my scary look! Terry will just act the way he always does, that will do the trick...

How is everyone else getting on with the Christmas Cards this year? I have a hard job really feeling like making any until I get my Birthday out of the way, and then it's a mad scramble to get them all done. Not really the best way of doing it I know, but I do the same thing every year. I do have a few, but only by default, because we're making them in the class, and I had a Craft Fair this week. I don't think that I can really count those as a real concerted effort.

I'm back in my craft room now, not completely unpacked, but getting there. Terry is helping me to make the room far more organised this time around. Before, you couldn't even see the floor for boxes and carefully orchestrated piles of stuff. I have more shelves this time, and am trying to get more dedicated storage, like an ink pad rack for example. Hopefully this will help keep me a little tidier, but I don't think Terry holds out much hope. I am a messy crafter, I'm afraid. Anyway, hope life is treating you well, back soon, Judith x

9 comments:

Lynne K said...

I love the easel card, Judith. Jolly, Christmassy colours, and the background paper goes so well with the image. I like the way you've used the buttons on the snowflakes too.

No, I haven't really got started on Christmas cards either, just done a few for my class. I just can't get into the mood before December.

Looking forward to seeing your eagle card soon, then! ;-)

Kat said...

I keep saying I'm going to make and easel card but always forget. This one is lovely, I love the colours. Sounds like you had a lovely time and a busy time at the retreat weekend. Sounds fabulous.

Kat x

craftimamma said...

Love the easel card with the cute gnome. I was pondering over them online last night but managed to log out without ordering any. I can feel them call though, Lol.

Glad your craft room is getting set to rights as last.

Lesley Xx

lisa said...

Hi Judith. I love your Easel card, like you say, they seem incredibly popular at the moment. Cards seem to be like clothes, some are in fashion and some are not, aren't we a strange lot!!
I'm struggling with my Christmas cards. I've done some but others are not working and now I've found more intersting things to do so they are just sittling in my craft box looking sulky!!! I really will have to get them sorted out!
Have a really lovely birthday.

Lisax

Sally H said...

Lovely easel card! I've not made one yet, but it's on my list of things to try! Glad to hear you are settling back into your craft room. Happy crafting!

Aquarius said...

Lovely card - these easel cards are great fun and I've made some into calendars too so they can stay on display all year

veronica said...

love your card - have made some with calendars, and am doing a make'n'take for my WI with them next week - will have to get a move on with cards, tho - they will all expect a handmade one, and so far I've only done about 4, it's not felt like November, been so mild......

Marianne said...

This is lovely. Love that image. I want to try an easel card once I have my Christmas cards finished, only a few left to make. Happy Birthday Judith. Mariannne x

Lynne K said...

Hi Judith, me again. Just made the draw for my blog candy, and random.org has picked YOU as the winner! If you'd like to email me (via my profile) with your address, I'll post it off to you asap.

Just reread your post here, and realised that in fact your win is very timely! Happy Birthday! x

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